Eliana Penedos-Santiago (Ph.D., MDA) is a professor in the area of Design at the bachelor and master levels in the curricular units of Design Labs, Motion Graphics, Web Design and Video, Web History & Culture, Illustration and Digital Animation and Design for Health and Well-being, since 2005. Currently, she is an invited Assistant Professor to teach the curricular units of Digital Processes at FBAUP and an invited Adjunct Professor at ESAD.CR, Polytechnic of Leiria.
Integrated researcher and member of the Research Institute in Design, Media and Culture (ID+) and collaborator of the Research Institute in Art, Design and Society (i2ADS) and of the Research Laboratory in Design and Arts (LiDA).
Enthusiast of UX and UI, human-computer interaction, and editorial design, she focuses her research in the field of Social Sciences with an emphasis on Digital Media, Local Memories, Portuguese Design Heritage, Design Education, Augmented Reality, and Immersive Design through Virtual Reality. She has also contributed to the coordination and curation of seminars, academic workshops, pedagogical projects, and exhibitions.
Her main research interests are Digital Media, Local Memories, Portuguese Design Heritage, Design Education, Augmented Reality, and Immersive Design through Virtual Reality.